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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
+1 757-253-1847
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (144 reviews)
“crab” (87 reviews)
“seafood trio” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very impressed with food. We had steak and crab cake, cooked perfectly. The waiter, Dan, was excellent and very attentive. Drinks very good, I asked for mix of two dessert cocktails and they obliged. Chocolate espresso martini. Went twice while in Williamsburg.

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent all around. Will be back. Very charming atmosphere and great food. Oysters lots of very delicious oysters.

Thank Billy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Thursday evening. Got right in. Easy parking (at least that night), nice ambiance. She-Crab soup was wonderful as was the shrimp-brie appetizer. I had the Mahi main, and wife had shrimp 2 ways. Both were fine...not great, but fine. Tasted good came...More

Thank KVO1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special. Ordered an assortment of apps and lunch items. She crab soup was barely warm and barely any crabmeat. Not much flavor. Baked oysters were mostly bread crumbs and little oysters and a very small piece of ham. The seafood quesadilla was also lacking...More

Thank 384stacyq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Williamsburg I always try to go here and I always order the same dish -- the seafood in parchment is fabulously tasty! I'm not a big drinker, but must also splurge each time with the pear martini, especially good on those hot humid...More

Thank BethAB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon Berret's one day looking for lunch and were delighted at what we found - a very pleasant atmosphere, excellent service (Emily), and good food, all in one. The pricing was reasonable too. We highly recommend this lovely place, right on the edge...More

Thank Happytraveler87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant. We had shrimp quesadilla and I had oyster stew. Both meals were very good. Had fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. All of our Meals were great. My wife also had She Crab soup, which was excellent. Service was very good. All...More

Thank ml1126
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was out in Colonial Williamsburg this past weekend for a day and found this GF place. They even had a GF dessert that was pretty good. So for the meal I had a great oyster soup as an appetizer and the pork chop with...More

Thank mthuber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They serve $1.00 oysters from 11:30 A. M. until 7:30 PM every day. They offered two different Virginia oysters and explained the difference. They were offered raw or roasted. Cocktail sauce was tame. They also had another sauce with apples and jalapeño that was quite...More

Thank 64Jag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a positive note, this is one of the few restaurants that actually includes a couple of adult menu items in smaller portion size (and price) on the kids menu — in addition to the regulars of cheeseburger, cheese pizza, chicken nuggets, etc. But on a...More

Thank bkkdiner
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Deborah S
30 November 2017|
Response from Мария Ш | Reviewed this property |
I feel like you messaged a wrong person: my name is not Lee, I am not from Florida and I actually gave Berrets 5 stars...
Alicea R
18 July 2017|
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Response from Mark Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they have a diverse menu.
16 June 2017|
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Response from berrets1 | Property representative |
Yes...as the folks say above, we are a few long blocks away from the Lodge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" and "Best Crabcake" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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